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FEMA supports recovery efforts in Evans

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 10:53

DENVER – Since the September 2013 floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has provided nearly $6.6 million in Individual Assistance to Evans residents and obligated more than $1.4 million in Public Assistance to the City of Evans. At the same time, the U.S. Small Business Administration has provided more than $3.6 million in low-interest loans to 46 Evans homeowners and nine business owners.

As a part of its outreach to the citizens of Evans, FEMA Individual Assistance has provided:

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FEMA Federal Regional Center Marks 50 Years of History

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 10:22

    

DENTON, Texas –Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14 marks the 50th anniversary of what began as an underground facility designed to survive a nuclear war and provide for the continuity of U.S. government operations. The Federal Regional Center (FRC) was constructed between 1961 and late 1963 on 20 acres in Denton.

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FEMA Awards $351,066 Grant to Villa Grove: Hazard mitigation funds will be used to acquire and demolish nine flood prone structures

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 14:20

CHICAGO -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $351,066 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to Villa Grove, Ill., for the acquisition and demolition of eight residential structures and one public building located in the floodplains of the West Ditch and Embarras River. <?xml:namespace prefix = o />

 

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Car Preparedness Critical During Winter Months

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 13:18

LINCROFT, N.J. – The recent winter storm in Atlanta wreaked havoc on traffic and left motorists and vehicles stranded on the city’s highways for days. Many people were forced to stay in their cars overnight, while others abandoned their vehicles to escape the gridlock.

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Multiple Sources Fund Sandy Recovery Efforts

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 13:11

LINCROFT, N.J. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency receives money from two different and distinct sources to help communities pay for damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

FEMA’s primary source of funding is the Disaster Relief Fund (DRF), which was established by the Stafford Act. The DRF is regularly replenished to ensure that money for disaster relief and recovery is always available.

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FEMA Continues to Support Response Efforts to Severe Winter Weather

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 20:21
Residents Urged to Continue Following Guidance from Local Officials

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to closely coordinate with impacted and potentially impacted states in the path of a severe winter storm, through its National Response Coordination Center in Washington D.C. and its regional offices in Atlanta, Boston, New York City and Philadelphia.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of South Carolina Emergency Declaration

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:41

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's emergency disaster declaration issued for the State of South Carolina.

Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Obama Signs South Carolina Emergency Declaration

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:39

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the State of South Carolina to supplement state and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from a severe winter storm on February 10, 2014, and continuing.

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Federal/State Disaster Aid for Colorado Flooding Surpasses $267 Million

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 13:04

Federal/State Disaster Aid for Colorado Flooding Surpasses $267 Million

DENVER – Since heavy rains brought flooding in September 2013, Colorado survivors have received more than $267 million in federal/state recovery assistance.

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FEMA Urges Residents Across the South and Southeast to Prepare for Severe Winter Weather

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 20:48
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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Georgia Emergency Declaration

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 13:40

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's emergency disaster declaration issued for the State of Georgia.

Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Obama Signs Georgia Emergency Declaration

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 13:38

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the State of Georgia to supplement state and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from a severe winter storm on February 10, 2014, and continuing.

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Federal Aid Programs for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Emergency Declaration

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 15:07

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's emergency disaster declaration issued for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Assistance for the Commonwealth and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Obama Signs Pennsylvania Emergency Declaration

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 15:03

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to supplement the commonwealth and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from a Severe Winter Storm on February 4, 2014, and continuing.

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Review and Update Your Insurance Policies In New Year

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:53

LINCROFT, N.J. -- With a new year upon us, now is an ideal time for people to review their insurance policies. Understanding the details of what specific policies cover and what the policyholder is responsible for after a disaster is important as both clients’ needs and insurance companies’ rules change.

Insurers’ decisions and legislative changes have the biggest effect on changes in policies. Consumers should make themselves aware of possible changes in these areas and know what to look for while reviewing their policies.

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Federal Tornado Assistance to Illinois Tops $21 Million

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 10:33

SPRINGFIELD, IL – FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration report federal disaster assistance to Illinois tornado survivors affected by the November storms has surpassed $21 million. 

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FEMA Awards $441,750 Grant to City of Chicago: Hazard Mitigation funds will be used to make flood retrofits to River City Condominium

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 10:30

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $441,750 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to the City of Chicago, Ill., for the proposed structural retrofits to the River City Condominium building. The project includes the elevation of an existing marina wall and the installation of a sewer backflow preventer. <?xml:namespace prefix = o />

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FEMA Releases Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Middlesex and Monmouth Counties

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 16:43

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today released Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Middlesex and Monmouth Counties that reflect the latest refinements to the ongoing analysis of flood hazards. This release is the next step in the coastal Flood Insurance Study update. The Preliminary FIRMs replace the Preliminary Work Maps for Middlesex and Monmouth Counties that were released in June/July of 2013 as an interim product.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Oklahoma Declaration

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 17:31

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Oklahoma.

Assistance for State, Tribal, and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Oklahoma

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 17:29

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Oklahoma to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm during the period of December 5-6, 2013.

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